This week, the Teapotters are having a party for Barb! She is an AMAZING grade school teacher, who states that God not only gave her the job of teaching her students reading, writing and math, but also the importance of how to treat others. For more information about Barb's KINDNESS CLUB, the staggering 47,000+ cards they have made and distributed, and how to donate extra supplies you may have, see this thread:
**I recycle the inside of clean cereal or other dry food boxes for base die cuts and/or other pieces on my cards. On this card, I used it to cut all the darker kraft colored pieces and the three apples. For the apples, I colored the stem and leaf on each box cut, trimmed the printed paper apples, then attached them. The recycled box pieces add dimension to your cards. They usually don't cost much more to mail, if any, than a U.S. first class stamp. Tip: Weigh b4 you mail so you put the correct amount of postage on them so they don't come back to you! :)
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 GMT Views: 974
Registered: March 6, 2004 Location: At my craft table! Posts: 29980
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 5:09 AM
This is so cute with the adorable apples and the clever saying. I like your recycling idea - I often use the printed part of boxes - photos of pies and cereal make great butterflies. Now I will have to try the kraft side as well! Thank you for adding your card to honor this very special teacher and her club.
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 10512
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 11:26 AM
What a great way to recycle. Such a cute design, with the alphabet...fun papers too and love the little bunch of apples on the bottom wonderful for a teacher and grade 1ers...TFS..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.